Department: Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

Contact details

Physical: HOD Building, Sport & Recreation Grounds, Free State Psychiatric Complex
Postal: Private Bag X20606, Bloemfontein, 9300
Tel: 051 407 3520/22
Fax: 051 407 3541


The mission of the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation is the creation of an enabling environment for social cohesion and nation-building by establishing structures of civil society to improve levels of governance and administration within sport, arts, culture and recreation; implementing inclusive programmes that enhance and retain Free State talent and capacity within sport, arts, culture and recreation, as well as ensuring development pathways towards healthy lifestyles and excellence; promoting intra and interparticipation and cooperation within all spheres of government; and promoting sport, arts and recreation tourism within and into the Free State province.
The Department's strategic goals are to render efficient, effective and economic support services by conducting the overall and administrative support of the Department; ensure cultural diversity and the advancement of artistic disciplines into viable industries, and accelerate the transformation of the country's heritage landscape; ensure access to reading, learning and information through the provision of public library services, and archive and records management services; and support Free State citizens who are and want to become actively involved in sport and recreation.

Office Bearers/Management

Mrs NS Leeto
Head of Department
Mr RS Malope

Mrs Nokwanje Selinah Leeto
Head of Department:
Mr Ramathe Stanley Malope
Ms JF Maphisa
Chief Directors:
Mr Vincent Khetha (Acting: Cultural Affairs)
Mr T Loate (HOD’s Office)
Ms KK Tlhakudi (Sport and Recreation)
Mr Tshitso Challa (Archives)
Mr Vincent Khetha (Museum and Heritage Services)
Mr Lerato Lengau (Security Management)
Ms Petro Loftie-Eaton (Human Resource Management)
Ms Nthabiseng Makopo (Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation)
Mr R Masisi (Acting: Supply Chain Management)
Mr Struben Mathumbu (School Sport)
Ms Mahlape Ntipe (Finance)
Mrs Nomabhaso Ramugondo (Acting: Library and Archive Services)
Mrs NMR Ried (Internal Audit)
Mr Mario Sefo (Office of the HOD)
Mr Barry Swanepoel (Arts and Culture Services)
Ms Zola Thamae (Community Sport)
Mr Evert Venter (Free State Sport Science Institution)
Mr Tankiso Zola (Director: Communications and IT)
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Mr Bernie Naude (Deputy Director: Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEQualifiedQualifiedClean AuditClean Audit
Total Final Appropriationn/a711 527669 176550 899
Actual Expendituren/a698 843662 300541 863
Employee Compensationn/a235 942197 247173 980
Goods and Servicesn/a163 929174 059154 488
Capital Assetsn/a227 929231 943170 103
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a-93540
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a--774
Posts Approvedn/an/a1 068949
Posts Filledn/an/a789728
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